Book Reviews of Shan (China Maroc, Bk 2)

Shan (China Maroc, Bk 2)
Shan - China Maroc, Bk 2
Author: Eric Van Lustbader
ISBN-13: 9780449205983
ISBN-10: 0449205983
Publication Date: 11/12/1987
Pages: 544
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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Think of a very X-rated James Bond crossed with a Samurai, a touch of Star Wars' Yoda, and built like a brick... well, you know. Drop this paragon into a conflict with mysterious and dangerous enemies, and just tell him, 'No holds barred.' Watch him go into action.
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From back cover: ERIC VAN LUSTBADER is the grand master of fiction that bursts forth on the sumptuous and treacherous meeting ground where East encounters West.
He introduced his enthralled readers to the sprawling seductiveness of modern China--and to hero Jake Maroc--in his towering bestseller JIAN. Now he plunges even deeper into the would's largest and most exotic land, as both superpowers and extraordinary individuals struggle for conquest in wealth and war, espionage and love.
THE PLACE: A high plateau in the heart of Asia, Shan has long been the holy site where men are tested and the deepest secrets of Eastern mysticism are revealed. But Shan has been violated by a vast shadow organization of opium warlords, whose tentacles threaten to strangle China as a nation... and to destroy the carefully built balance of world power, perhaps forever.
THE CHALLENGE: This is the legacy of Jake Maroc--to help China fulfill its ancient destiny. In this mission he is emboldened by his father's vision, and impassioned by Bliss, the woman who has raised the act of love to its most exquisite form. But at this most crucial moment in his life, Maroc has lost ha-mahk--the inner spiritual strength that acts as a powerful telepathy, a weapon he must use against his deadly enemies; the KGB, the Japanese Yakuza, and the divisive forces within China herself. With the future of the would hanging in the balance, Maroc must conquer a mysterious force more threatening than any he has ever confronted-a resisting force within himself.
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From the cover:

"The Challenge. This is the legacy of Jake Maroc - to help China fulfill its ancient destiny. In this mission he is emboldened by his father's vision, and impassioned by Bliss, the woman who has raised the act of love to its most exauisite form. But at this most crucial moment in his life, Maroc has lost ba-mahk - the inner spiritual strength that acts as a powerful telepathy, a weapon he must use against his deadly enemies: the KGB, the Japanese Yakuza, and the divisive forces within China herself. With the future of the world hanging in the balance, Maroc must conquer a mysterious force more threatening than any he has ever confronted - a resisting force within himself."
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Another in Lusterbader's famed series of the Orient and its ninjas
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Great action, and continuing saga of Jake Maroc!
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I love everything by Lustbader, lots of martial arts action, very sensuous and intelligent.
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From the Publisher
On a high plateau in the heart of Asia lies Shan, the holy site where men are tested and the deepest secrets of Eastern mysticism are revealed. Enter into the challenge of Jake Maroc, a man of almost supernatural gifts, who is commissioned to help China fulfill its ancient destinyas the future of the world hangs in the balance.